Guest Post: Keeping the Writer-in-You Fed by Carol Park

Carol Park

In my previous blog I discussed the many mandates given writers about keeping up their writing life. I question whether these literary practices are actually absolute in nature. They are often touted with the same certainty as a college education.

Personally, I’ve found that a literary practice immensely useful during one portion of my life

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Guest Post: Practicing the Literary Arts by Carol Park

Carol Park

I consider my practice of the literary arts routinely. Do you, dear writer?

I’ll appreciate your comments. Being asked to write about my literary practices has galvanized me to think on this in a deeply personal and extended manner. It’s like putting a stick of words in the ground and tying the frond of the

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Guest Post: Shortcut to Characterization: Music, by Brendan Stephens

Brendan Stephens

For years most of my fiction has been about characters in bands, usually in the punk and hardcore scene. It started with the whole “write what you know” thing. Before I started to write with any sort of regularity, I played in three different bands, lived in a punk house, ran a small label, recorded

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Guest Post: An Open Letter to My Childhood Heroes (And Their Authors) by Liza Carrasquillo

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Dear Heroes,

I want to start by saying thank you. Thank you for being there for me when I was a child with little else to find comfort in. When I was sick and stuck in bed, we passed through the Phantom Tollbooth and drove through the worlds of the Doldrums and Digitopolis. When my

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Guest Post: As Student Writers by Alena Zhang

Alena Zhang

We are often intimidated at the thought of putting our writing out into the world. Writing makes us vulnerable; reading someone’s poem is like peeking into their soul. Without writing, however, we would have no way to articulate the inner workings of our minds. Our hopes, our fears, our existential questions – the thoughts that

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